DJ has spent 20 years in politics, public policy and communications. He founded Wilson Strategic in 2004, and has developed the firm into one of the leading health care consultancies in the Pacific Northwest. DJ has worked for three US Senators, has authored two books on health care, and hosts a major health policy conference annually in each of the Portland, Seattle, Spokane, and Anchorage markets.
DJ has provided strategic consulting services for some of the leading health care organizations in seven states, including PeaceHealth, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Providence, Community Health Plan of Washington, and Columbia United Providers. During the 2009-2010 Congressional debate on health reform, DJ represented 2% of all physicians in the United States, winning substantive changes to the final bill.
DJ is now one of the region’s leading experts on Medicaid policy, related federal and state laws, and market activity of both plans and providers across multiple state markets.
He has appeared as an analyst on C-SPAN, KING5, and TVW, and is one of the leading strategy professionals for the health care industry in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
He’s taught politics at the University of Washington Jackson School of International Affairs, as well as economics and political science at regional community colleges.
MA, Johns Hopkins University
BA, Gonzaga University